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La Extensión de Penn State está ofreciendo una serie de círculos de estudio bilingües para productores nuevos, jóvenes y minorías explorando la oportunidad de comenzar una carrera en horticultura. La primera sesión es el sábado 6 de Diciembre de 1 a 4 pm en el Centro de Extensión e Investigación de Frutas en Biglerville, PA.
Penn State Extension is offering a series of bi-lingual study circle networks for new, young and minority farmers exploring or starting a career in horticulture. The first session is Saturday, December 6, 1 to 4 pm at the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville, PA.
The Penn State Extension Young Grower Alliance is sponsoring a tour to Spiral Path Farm and North Mountain Pastures on Tuesday, November 18, 9 am to 3 pm.
Think about who your ideal CSA member is. Find them and keep them.
The Penn State Raw Milk Workshop on November 14th will be of interest to raw milk producers, educators, regulators, and others interested in the production and sale of raw milk. Deadline to register is November 10th.
Penn State Extension of Lehigh County is pleased to announce a workshop on December 10th, devoted to helping farmers assess and choose marketing methods. Those interested in direct-to-consumer sales will learn with experts from Pennsylvania and New York.
Enrollment for AgBiz Masters, the nationally-recognized, award-winning learning series for young and beginning farmers, is now open for the next class that will be held from November 2014 through March 2015.
Berries are the crown jewels of Summer and Fall farm bounty, and can be a profitable enterprise on their own, or a good complement to an existing operation. Learn to produce and market strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and other less common small fruits in a 6-week online course starting November 6.
Pennsylvania crop farmers know that farming has never been a more complicated enterprise. Countless decisions must be made concerning variety selection, crop rotation, soil fertility, irrigation, weed control, insect and disease management, harvesting, marketing the crop, and labor, not to mention complying with associated regulations along the way. How can a busy farmer keep up?
So, you want to be a dairy farmer. Maybe you grew-up on the farm and are taking over ownership from your parents or grandparents, maybe you have worked on a dairy and milked cows for years, or maybe you're a novice to dairy farming but think dairy farming seems like a lifestyle for you. Whatever your background and experience, there are some things you need to know before you get started milking cows.
The Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network is working diligently to deliver another successful One-Day Networking Symposium - Women Farmers: Heroes of Our Communities, December 8, 2014, at the Penn Stater Conference Center, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Farmers Market Federation of NY and the NY Farm Viability Institute are cosponsoring an online course in Marketing aimed at farmers called Marketing for Profit: Tools for Success.
Cover crops can help improve soil quality, save manure nitrogen or fix nitrogen for the following crop, supply rescue forage and can lead to improved ground and surface water quality. Cover crops have a host of benefits, but there isn’t a single species that does it all. You need to determine what your goal is for your field and select a cover crop species that will do that.
Join us for light dinner and laughter as we learn about maximizing your ecology and profits through bio-intensive farming methods!
This program is designed to provide education for individuals interested in learning to produce food for their family or to create some income by beginning a small-scale agricultural operation in a suburban environment.
You dream of being a farmer. You love working outside, growing your own food, and being your own boss, but then reality sets in. The time commitment, the loans, and the pressure to produce suddenly make starting a new farm seem like a crazy idea.
Late blight is continuing to spread in commercial tomato and potato fields and now has been confirmed on tomato in a home garden in Lehigh County. This is the first report from a home garden this season.
Herd Health is absolutely a prime example of the age old adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Many times a producer does not consider or appreciate the value of a true year-round herd health program until confronted with a difficult calving season or an unacceptable level of calf loss from health challenges.
Penn State Extension provides updates on Tree Fruit insect and disease as part of the Fruit Times. Here is a few of the highlights.